Glorious Goodwood Tips

Looking for tips for this year’s Glorious Goodwood? Our experts will have every race over all five days of this summer spectacular covered, providing ante-post tips, expert previews, breaking news stories and betting updates.

2019 Glorious Goodwood Day Four Tips

Jon Vine has tipped the winners of the Vintage, Lennox, Sussex and Thoroughbred Stakes this week, plus plenty of long-odds each-way placers.

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1:50pm Stewards’ Sprint HandicapBOY IN THE BAR e/wGET 10/1 HERE
PUDS e/wGET 9/1 HERE
2:25pm Qatar Summer HandicapCORGIGET 9/2 HERE
3:00pm Lillie Langtry StakesDRAMATIC QUEENGET 11/4 HERE
3:35pm Stewards’ Cup HandicapFLAVIUS TITUS e/wGET 11/1 HERE
SOLDIER’S MINUTE e/wGET 20/1 HERE

Brian Healy has recorded seven winners so far this week, including 25/1 and 14/1 successes!

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1:50pm Stewards’ Sprint HandicapGABRIEL THE DEVIL e/wGET 14/1 HERE
2:25pm Qatar Summer HandicapOUTBOXGET 9/1 HERE
3:00pm Lillie Langtry StakesDRAMATIC QUEENGET 11/4 HERE
3:35pm Stewards’ Cup HandicapFLAVIUS TITUS e/wGET 11/1 HERE
4:15pm Maiden StakesKING OF ATHENSGET 5/2 HERE
4:50pm Qatar HandicapLAND OF LEGENDSGET 4/1 HERE
5:25pm Apprentice HandicapYOU’RE HIREDGET 12/1 HERE

2019 Stewards’ Cup Trendsetters

SOLDIER’S MINUTE comes mightily close to filling every trend criteria, with only his current odds of 25/1 letting him down. Consistency isn’t the first word you’d associate with Keith Dalgleish’s charge, but this season’s results alone prove Soldier’s Minute is more than capable of winning on the back of an extremely poor performance.

Three times in six seasonal outings, Dalgleish’s charge has failed to finish within seven lengths of the winners, including on his two most recent runs in the Wokingham and at York. In his other three runs, Soldier’s Minute has secured three victories, with a superb three-length demolition of an extremely capable field on Clipper day at York the highlight of his up-and-down campaign.

The long-term weather forecast suggests the ground will come up rattlingly quick, which should suit Soldier’s Minute perfectly. A wide draw has proven to be crucial to any horses’s success. So, if Soldier’s Minute can land himself a kind stall, then there’s no reason why Keith Dalgleish’s four-year-old cannot run beyond his odds.READ:

2019 Glorious Goodwood Preview

Every year as July ticks over into August, the eyes of the racing world turn to Goodwood racecourse in West Sussex for the week-long Glorious Goodwood Festival.

Stretching from Tuesday to Saturday, the Festival contains a fantastic mixture of sprints and staying races, Group Ones and handicaps, all run over the tight, undulating Goodwood track.

The course is largely downhill on the run to the line, meaning the times clocked in the five and six furlong sprints can be lightening quick.

Tuesday kicks off with a bang, with the Group Two Lennox Stakes over seven furlongs. All eyes will then be on Stradivarius, as John Gosden’s Gold Cup winner tried to retain the trophy he won last season and take another step towards the WH Stayers’ Million Bonus.

The feature race on day two, and perhaps the whole week, is the Group One Sussex Stakes. Without Parole will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Sire Frankel – a two-time winner of this race – by extending his unbeaten record. The St James’s Palace Stakes winner is likely to face stiff competition from Gustav Klimt, Lightning Speak, Rhododendron and Benbatl.

Ladies’ Day for the Festival is held on the Thursday and with one of the most notable features of the week is the thousands of panama hats that will be on display that day. The on-track action is highlighted by the Nassau Stakes, where Hydrangea could pit her wits against Coronet, Sea Of Class and 1000 Guineas winner, Billesdon Brook.

Friday’s racing is all about speed, with the highlight being the King George Stakes sprint. The Glorious Stakes and the Thoroughbred Stakes get day four off to a thrilling start, before some of the best one-mile handicappers take to the turf in the Betfred Mile Handicap.

The main event on the fifth and final day is the Group Three Gordon Stakes. However, it’s the thrilling Stewards Cup Heritage Handicap that punters will look forward to most on day five, with a huge field of sprinters battling it out for a Glorious prize on the hallowed Goodwood turf.

Qatar Goodwood Festival – Glorious Goodwood

Goodwood has held horse racing meetings since the early 1800s and the summer festival soon became a huge attraction, becoming known as ‘Glorious Goodwood’ because of the typically warm weather and the course’s picturesque setting. This was the festival’s official name until 2014, when thanks to the largest sponsorship deal in UK racing history, it was rebranded as the ‘Qatar Goodwood Festival’.

The five-day meeting features a number of exciting races, many of them attracting some of the best flat-racing racehorses in the world. A handful of races have extensive prize pots, leaving the owners of the winning horses ecstatic with the boost to their bank balance.

Sussex Stakes

Now regarded as the most prestigious race in the schedule, the Sussex Stakes has been run since 1878 in its present, one mile format, but was run as a six-furlong race from 1841 onwards before that. It is usually run on day two (Wednesday) of the festival, and has current prize purse close to one million pounds.

Goodwood Cup

The first feature race of the festival, the Goodwood Cup is a two mile flat-race run on the festival’s first day (Tuesday) with a prize purse of half a million pounds. It was first run in 1808, but has had numerous changes culminating in its current two mile Group 1 race version as recently as 2017.

Stewards’ Cup

This race is the feature race of the final day of the festival (Saturday) and has a prize purse of a quarter of a million pounds. At Glorious Goodwood in the 1830s the course’s senior steward would present a cup to the winner of any race he chose – this was changed in 1840 to create the Stewards’ Cup, a sprint race over six furlongs.

Nassau Stakes

The feature race of day three (Thursday) of the festival, the Nassau Stakes is run over one mile and one furlong, and has been contested since 1840. It was named in honour of the House of Orange-Nassau, the Dutch version of a European aristocratic dynasty.

Goodwood Racecourse

Set in picturesque countryside five miles north of Chicester, Goodwood Racecourse was created in 1802 by the third Duke of Richmond, and course is still controlled by the current Richmond family lineage. It is renowned as a summer course, running meetings from May through to September, and only hosts flat racing events.

Notable Goodwood Winners

Several very famous and successful racehorses have triumphed at ‘Glorious Goodwood’. Five horses have won the Stewards’ Cup twice – Marvel (1890, 1892), Golden Rod (1910, 1912), Lord Annandale (1913, 1914), Sugar Palm (1942, 1943) and Sky Diver (1967, 1968).

The legendary Mark Johnston-trained Double Trigger triumphed in the Goodwood Cup in 1995, 1997 and 1998, while Midday, trained by Henry Cecil, won the Nassau Stakes in 2009, 2010 and 2011.